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ERIC Number: EJ1118033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
The Intersection of Words and Pictures: Second through Fourth Graders Read Graphic Novels
Boerman-Cornell, William
Reading Teacher, v70 n3 p327-335 Nov-Dec 2016
This study analyzes how second, third, and fourth graders in a racially integrated suburban school engaged in multimodal meaning making in the context of a book club discussing Ben Hatke's graphic novel "Zita the Spacegirl." Qualitative analysis of field notes and assessments indicated three overall findings: First, students responded to multimodal graphic novel texts with comments and observations that were themselves multimodal. Second, students were capable of engaging in literary analysis and discussion related to the graphic novel they read. And third, students connected multimodally to other texts, graphic novels, and life experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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